These words fill us with horror. Let's start a campaign to banish them now!

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Is there any more universally hated word? Just no. Never.

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The contestants on The Great British Bake Off constantly lived in fear of Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood criticising their soggy bottoms. Bleurgh. 

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Undesirable except when it's friday night and it's wine. Specifically our wine.

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Whether you're talking about dirty tea towels or piles of food 'soil' that are so trendy in fancy restaurants right now, none of it sounds good.

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5. Sweat

Sweat should be strictly for treadmills. If you've got to do it to an onion, please don't tell us about it.

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6. Fermented

Isn't is strange how a word can sound dirty? But fermenting is an essential part of making wine, cider and beer. All is forgiven, fermentation. We love you just the way you are. 

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Again, there really are very few good smears. A long-time favourite of fancy restaurants we've learned to associate their presence on the plate with an empty wallet and rumbly tum.

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This word essentially means slime. A viscous substance is not quite liquid, not quite solid and looks totally gross hanging of a spoon. Using a fancy word doesn't make it sound any better.

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9. Pungent

The word pungent is the smellier cousin of fragrant. The dinner that makes you smell like dinner for the rest of the week. Essentially, onions, blue cheese, garlic and kippers ... we're looking at you. 

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OK, so this isn't strictly a word we hate, it's a notion that we're sick of. It's another favourite of young telly chefs desperate to create new and exciting dishes. The question remains, is there any real need to sift through the garden pond for tea?